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Essay on Mt302 Unit 1 Assignment

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MT302 Organizational Behavior

Unit One: Case Incident 2

The Global Recession and Workplace Malfeasance

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The Global Recession and Workplace Malfeasance

It could easily be proven with the right set of data presented in the right light that the Global recession is causing people in the workplace to cause problems at an increased rate, and in a worst case scenario, go ‘Postal’ on other employees. This case study does not prove that a recession either impacts or does not impact misbehavior in the work environment, but it does make a strong point that due to the volume of reporting available in the media people might think that it does. The
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the celebrity tabloid press is that the business press can have a much greater impact on who they are writing about, and the organizations that are the subject matter will ensure at all costs that it is to the subject organization’s benefit. Again, everything is based on some truth, but the truth to look for that can be learned is not what is written on the page, but what is left out of the articles.

How do we take on the business press from an OB point of view? Everyone needs to simply “put on your investigator hat, ask questions, analyze the situation, and consider the source!” (Robbins and Judge, 2011). If we lower our guard and believe every scrap of information that floats by us on the news or in written publications without question, then we might as well just give up and get a job in the service industry like 80% of the current US population according to Robbins and Judge; service jobs generally require little or no thought at an individual level aside from understanding company objectives and following pre-lain guidelines for success within the organization.

Regardless of current business media trend reporting on chaos in the cubicles or fight clubs breaking out in the factories, sensible businesses leaders must sift through the muck and still make important decisions regarding their company security and employee safety. Regardless of whether this case incident proves that recession causes employee unrest, the reality is
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